David Copperfield

David Copperfield has been hailed by audiences and critics alike as the greatest magician in the world. He built a reputation on making the impossible look easy.

    Bill Nye

    Bill Nye is a science educator, engineer, comedian, tv presenter, author, and inventor, with a mission to help foster a scientifically literate society and to help people everywhere understand and appreciate the science that makes our world work.

      Adam J. Berinsky

      Adam J. Berinsky is the Mitsui Professor of Political Science at MIT

        Richard Wiseman

        Richard J. Wiseman is a Professor of the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom.

          Jennifer Pan

          Jennifer Pan is an Associate Professor of Communication at Stanford University.

            Christie Aschwanden

            Christie Aschwanden is author of Good to Go: What the Athlete in All of Us Can Learn From the Strange Science of Recovery, and co-host of Emerging Form, a podcast about the creative process.

              Andrea Jones-Rooy

              Andrea Jones-Rooy, Ph.D., is a scientist, science educator, standup comedian, and circus performer.

                Ilyse Hogue

                Ilyse Hogue is a fierce advocate for justice and a leader, innovator and coalition builder across American and global progressive movements.

                  Steven Novella

                  Dr. Novella is an academic neurologist at Yale University School of Medicine. In addition to being the host of The Skeptics’ Guide podcast, he is the president and co-founder of the New England Skeptical Society.

                    Kasha Patel

                    Founder of the comedy production company DC Science Comedy, Kasha produces and hosts one of the nation’s only frequently occurring science-themed comedy shows where scientists, writers, comedians, and singers grace the stage.

                      Boomer Vs Zoomer

                      Boomer vs Zoomer is a fast-paced generational quiz show that has 4 contestants, 1 Host, and 3 Quiz Masters. Plus the audience gets to play along!

                        The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe

                        The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe is dedicated to promoting critical thinking and science literacy through insightful content and resources including an award-winning weekly podcast.
                          What is NECSS?

                          The Northeast Conference on Science & Skepticism (pronounced “nexus”) is a science and critical thinking conference held annually in New York City. NECSS welcomes leading scientists, educators, activists, and artists who educate and engage conference attendees through individual presentations, panel discussions, workshops, and performance pieces. NECSS is as much a meeting of minds as it is a conference, and social events and mixers are organized throughout the weekend to allow attendees the opportunity to mix and mingle in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

                          Who is NECSS for?

                          NECSS is for everyone! NECSS attracts hundreds of people, from all different walks of life, from around the world. It is a forum for the general public to mingle with scientists, educators, philosophers, medical professionals, students, and many other people that you might not ordinarily meet. Everyone can find something of interest during these four days of conversation!

                          What Else?

                          NECSS is produced by New York City Skeptics, the New England Skeptical Society, The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe, and The Society for Science-Based Medicine. NECSS attracts hundreds of people from all walks of life from around the world. Presenters include scientists, educators, philosophers, entertainers, activists, and authors from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, each of whom will share their unique perspective with conference attendees.

                          6:00 PM
                          Friday Stream Start
                          6:30 PM
                          Welcome to NECSS, hosted by George Hrab
                          6:35 PM
                          Steven Novella
                          7:00 PM
                          KEYNOTE- David Copperfield & Bill Nye

                          A generational quiz show!

                          9:30 AM
                          Livestream Begins
                          10 AM
                          George Opens the Conference
                          10:10 AM
                          Richard Wiseman & Steven Novella
                          11:10 AM
                          Speaker - Ilyse Hogue
                          12:10 PM
                          Speaker - Adam Berinsky
                          1:10 PM
                          Speaker - Christie Aschwanden
                          1:50 PM
                          Andrea Jones Rooy
                          3 PM
                          3:15 PM
                          SGU Podcast Live
                          4:45 PM
                          Jennifer Pan
                          5:15 PM
                          Cocktail Hour
                          6:15 PM
                          Speaker - Akil Patterson
                          7:15 PM
                          Speaker - Kasha Patel
                          8:15 PM
                          George Closing Remarks

                          *Schedule subject to change throughout the day.

                          Schedule To Be Announced